Beginning Your Professional Journey

The Wildlife Society recently learned of a career preparation workshop for undergraduate students to be held at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference on February 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN. The workshop has been organized by Jim Schneider and John Loegering, both members of TWS and the North Central Section.

The workshop, titled ‘Beginning Your Professional Journey’, will have four sessions, including Resumes and Professional Correspondence, Academic and Employer Panels, Networking, and Interview Skills. Participants will be provided with a binder full of resource materials for future use.

For students who register for the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, there will be opportunities to learn about ongoing research in fisheries and wildlife from both students and professionals, and to practice newly acquired skills during Sunday evening’s reception and other conference events. The Conference takes place from February 8-11, 2015 and also provides the venue for the North Central Section’s annual meeting, which serves as an excellent occasion to learn about the Section’s current projects and to network with members.

A previous student registrant said, “It would be hard to find this much information anywhere else.”

The workshop will be held on February 8, 2015 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and is limited to the first 50 pre-paid registrants. The workshop costs $25, which includes breaks, lunch, and a resource binder. Please note that registration for the conference is NOT included in this fee. To register for the workshop and the conference please click here.

Jim Schneider serves as the advisor for the Michigan State University Student Chapter of TWS and John Loegering serves as the advisor for the University of Minnesota Crookston Student Chapter of TWS. For more information on the workshop, contact Jim at or John at

To learn more about the North Central Section visit their website.